Old Military Brass and new primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by tlk, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. tlk

    tlk Well-Known Member

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    Have some old new winchester military brass. 1945. New primers wont fit in due to a tight "ring" at the mouth of the primer cavity. It is also real loose past this ring. Has anyone reloaded this stuff? Are there tricks to it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. wc872

    wc872 Well-Known Member

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    Military primers are crimped. That is the "ring" that you see. RCBS, Dillon & other companies make swagers/cutters for removing this crimp. If you only have a few to do you can sometimes get by with a chamfering tool to remove the "ring" or crimp. Military match brass does not have crimped primers.
    Semper Fi
     

  3. tlk

    tlk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Used your lead and found what I was looking for at Midway. Also found this video.

    YouTube - Basic Reloading: Crimped Primers

    Works with a deburring tool, but it seats with force and doesn't help my nervous tic any :D.